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Israeli forces 'not aware' of US sanctions against battalion

The Israeli military said on Sunday that it is "not aware" of US sanctions imposed on its Netzah Yehuda battalion.

According to Israeli media, the army unit is facing US sanctions over serious human rights violations against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.

"If a decision is made on the matter it will be reviewed. The [Israeli military] works and will continue to work to investigate any unusual event in a practical manner and according to the law," the military said.

In response to the move, Israel's far-right National Security minister, Itamar Ben Gvir, wrote a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calling for the imposition of "immediate sanctions" against the Palestinian Authority.